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Cafe Grumpy in Chelsea


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Cafe Grumpy in Chelsea

SusanX | | Jan 24, 2007 09:51 AM

The Manhattan branch of the Brooklyn coffeehouse recently opened on 20th between 7th and 8th, I used to walk down to 9th St. Espresso, and this addition is very welcome to the West Side.

Their espresso is fantastic, with a thick, caramel-colored crema. The cup they use is just right--not too big and not too small.

They also have brewed-to-order regular coffee made with a cool new-style machine.

I honestly didn't realize how mundane McStarbucks was until I tasted craft-brewed espresso. It's rich and creamy and almost sweet. No bitter coffee face.

They serve a few healthy-looking muffins, but I like to swing by Cafe Bergamote on 9th and 20th for a pain du chocolate. Peerless!

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